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2014/2015  BA-BINBO1338U  GLOBE Corporate Response to European Integration

English Title
GLOBE Corporate Response to European Integration

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period First Quarter, Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in International Business
Course coordinator
  • Manuele Citi - Department of Business and Politics (DBP)
Co-lecturer: Ron Sanchez, Institut for Innovation og Organisationsøkonomi, rs.ino@cbs.dk
Main academic disciplines
  • International Politics
  • Management
  • Political Science
Last updated on 03-07-2014
Learning objectives
After having completed the course the students should be able to:
  • Describe the most important developments in the European integration process as well as the EU decision-making process
  • Analyse European economic integration using strategic and economic theories
  • Evaluate business opportunities (and threats) flowing from European integration, and the nature of corporate strategic responses to European integration
  • Understand how the institutional dynamics of economic integration affect the microeconomics of corporate growth strategies
  • Analyze the regulatory developments within four key economic sectors (banking, energy, aviation and telecommunication) and evaluate the strategic responses of specific firms in these industries
Course prerequisites
GLOBE students only.
Corporate Response to European Integration:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual
20 min. individual oral exam based on group assignments with 3-5 students and a length of 10 pages per student.
Size of written product Max. 50 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period October and December/January, the regular exam takes place in October. The Make-up and Re-examination takes place in January.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
The Make-up and Re-examination takes place according to the same rules as the regular exam.
Description of the exam procedure
20 minutes individual oral exam based on group assignment with 3-5 students and a length of max. 10 standard pages per student.

Declaration of Authorship (available on E-campus) must be included in the group assignment.
Course content and structure
This course introduces the European integration process, with a particular focus on the interactions between European institutional changes and corporate strategies.

The course is divided into two parts. In the first part, the students will learn the fundamentals of corporate strategy from the national to the global level, and will learn how to identify and analyze the opportunities and threats posed by European market integration. In the second part of the course, the students will be introduced to general theories of economic integration, to the specific development trajectory of the European single market, and to EU institutional decision-making processes. We will particularly focus on corporate responses to EU institutional changes within four key internationalized sectors: banking, energy, civil aviation, and telecommunications.

Students will have the opportunity to study a company that is affected by and responding to European integration. Students will work in groups and choose a Danish or North European company within one of the four sectors to study.
Teaching methods
The course is based on a combination of lectures, case-based guest lectures, written assignments, and student presentations. The course coordinators have studied the corporate consequences of economic integration and published several articles in international journals concerning this topic. The classes will also include guest lectures from Danish and international researchers.
Student workload
Class hours 42 hours
Workshop/exercises 25 hours
Preparation for class 42 hours
Home assignments 25 hours
Final examination 0,5 hours
Expected literature

The first part of the course will be based on a textbook on corporate business strategy: -- Sanchez and Heene (2004) "The New Strategic Management: Organization, Competition, and Competence," John Wiley & Sons.

The second part of the course on European integration and internal market regulation will be based on a compendium of selected book chapters and articles from international journals, as well as on selected policy papers

Last updated on 03-07-2014